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Outer Thigh Lift only - Anyone had one?

Outer Thigh Lift only - Anyone had one?

Postby samsara1214 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:57 am

Hi All,

I'm considering having an outer thigh lift but haven't been able to find photos of this to see what I can expect. My incisions will be at waist-level and my doctor will hide them in the bikini-line area, starting at the point which is above the buttock crease and extending horizontally to the middle of my outer thigh. I had lots of lipo to my saddle bags and now my buttock crease at the corner and skin on my outer thighs sags more than I'd like. I'm not having a full butt lift, though. There will be two separate incisions--one on either side.

Have any of you had this done, and if so, would you be willing to share your pics? Thank you! :D
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Re: Outer Thigh Lift only - Anyone had one?

Postby jennk2001 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:49 pm

hi, im having one done on dec 16th. im extending my TT scar to remove skin on my sides and having a outer thigh lift at the same time. i really didnt think of having it, i jus wanted my sides done, my doc suggested it and they can use the work, plus its the same price so why not :) ive looked for pics on here to and other places but couldnt seem to find any! when were u thinking of doing it? i will share my pics after i get it done!
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Re: Outer Thigh Lift only - Anyone had one?

Postby jan53 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:42 am

I am having mine done on 20 December, along with an inner thigh lift and lipo to my knees.

I had a tummy tuck a year ago, so extending from this.
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Re: Outer Thigh Lift only - Anyone had one?

Postby nightowl1975 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:19 pm

I'm confused about where you guys are talking about having incisions. It seems the OP is talking about incisions along the bottom part of the butt, whereas one of the replies sounds more like incisions along the waist area (so like one big circle if you've already done the front with a TT/ETT).

I think the lack of before and after pics for incisions done under the butt is because it's really not done like that any more from what I've read. I'm sure there are some cases with some docs that still happen, but everything I read on it indicates the incisions are very high risk for opening up (much like incisions for medial thigh lift) and the scars tend to migrate down over the years, ending up on the top part of the back of the thigh and impossible to hide in panties/bathing suits/short shorts. Plus results tend to be better overall with a lift using incisions in the "heart" shape above the butt.

All that said, I'm 2 wks out from a butt/lateral thigh lift. My PS was very upfront in saying the results are rarely as "profound" as the results with a tummy tuck. He explained why, and it's mostly due to the fact that TT/ETT scars are as low as possible with very little weight pulling them down. The incisions at the top of the butt have the entire butt pulling against them, which limits the amount of tension they can put on them during surgery and still have the incision close, as well as the fact that you can't "hunch over" to protect the incision like you do with a TT/ETT. The tissue they are working with on the back side is also very different in that there isn't nearly as much muscle to work with like with the abdominal wall muscles. Basically, it's harder to keep the back part closed, so they can't take as much overall.

I have no idea how happy I'll be with my butt/lateral thigh lift. My guess is I'll be pretty happy with the butt part of it, not so impressed with the lateral thigh part of it. He did A LOT of lipo to my outer thighs, then used some tool to separate out the layers to pull up excess skin on my outer thighs, so I know he did as much as he could and still close me at the end. I know I'm only 2 wks out, so judging lipo results at this point is impossible. It just doesn't seem like my lateral thighs are all that tight. Time will tell of course. I've read of people noticing huge improvements literally 8-10 months later with their lateral thighs, so I think it's an exercise in patience for sure.
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